Now That’s What I Call Art

If you’re like me, you may find it a little hard to understand the world of modern art, in which a giant slinky painted with polka dots can be sold for $500,000 as commentary on the Israel/Palestine conflict. But this piece from artist David Herbert is one I fully appreciate.

It’s a VHS tape of 2001: A Space Odyssey, built to the dimensions of the giant black monolith from the film. Past the shape and color similarities, I’m not sure if a more broad statement is being made here, but if I were Bill Gates I’d plunk down a million to pick that up to decorate my home theater.

[via Rhizome]


  1. Josh January 31, 2011
  2. TheReviewer January 31, 2011

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